Meet the Team

 

Nathan Ricks

Financial Advisor

 

Fast Facts

  • Built a successful financial services business in Idaho after graduating from BYU in 1993 with a BS in Business.

  • Joined a national fee-only financial planning & investment management firm focused on working with dentists and physicians from 1999-2013 as an advisor in Chicago and directing branch offices in Charlotte & Seattle.  ​

  • To continue serving dentists, joined a regional registered investment advisory firm in Seattle in 2013.

  • Qualified to become a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor in 2017, the country's leading association of Fee-Only financial advisors.

  • After helping hundreds of dentists from all over the country, launched Financial Freedom for Dentists LLC in 2019 to meet the financial planning & investment management needs of dentists in the Pacific Northwest.

Fun Facts

  • Began first venture into finances as a young child, lending money to his little brother with interest… a bit difficult to compete with his parents’ interest-free loans!

  • Married his sweetheart, Sarah in 1993 and spending time with their five children is his favorite job!

  • Lives in Snoqualmie, Washington since 2005.  As a former river guide, he loves all outdoor activities the area provides-- including hiking, cross country skiing and canoeing.

Certified Financial PlannerTM Practitioner 

NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, 

MS Finance

Nate@freedom4dentists.com

 

Client Services Associate Coming Soon

 

Sarah Ricks

Communications &

Office Support

Fast Facts:

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laud with BA Communications, and minors in Organizational Behavior & Spanish. Earned Masters of Public Administration from Brigham Young University in 1995. 

  • Worked for the State of Utah Human Resource Department, conducting statewide studies and Total Quality Management studies.

  • Directed 13 counties in Southeast Idaho American Cancer Society, including all education, public relations, community and fundraising efforts.  Organized & directed Relay for Life in Pocatello, ID and the first Relay for Life in Idaho Falls.

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  • Managed computer lab, managed websites, created public relations materials for a variety of organizations, including volunteer.

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Fun Facts:

  • Grew up living all over including Germany, Chicago, Texas, Canada, California and Pennsylvania, Nicaragua & Costa Rica. Nate's career has taken the family to Pocatello, Idaho; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL and Seattle.

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  • Dreamed of International Development work in Nicaragua but thought those dreams died when she married Nate, only to have him take her and their family back to serve with Corner of Love in dental clinics with several of Nate's compassionately committed clients.

  • Windsurfs, plays guitar or piano, speaks Spanish, rock-climbs, kayaks, hikes in the woods, seeks adventures with the kids (recently mountain unicycling), enjoys reading and learning ...and teaches skiing at Alpental.

Masters of Public Administration

Sarah@freedom4dentists.com

 

Our Office

Our brand new office is 25 miles East of Seattle right off exit 25 of I-90.  

 

Snoqualmie Valley is home to Snoqualmie Falls, the state's most popular scenic attraction, the Salish Lodge & Spa and the Northwest Railway Museum.  Mt. Si towers over the valley criss-crossed by miles and miles of trails for walking, running, riding hiking and mountain-biking trails and inhabited by one of the state’s largest elk herds. For clients in further locations, more convenient satellite offices may be an option.

 

 

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